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Driving without License - involved in Accident

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mondz


Arresto Menor
Hi Sir/Madam,

Good day!

Gusto ko lang pong malaman ang mga sagot sa katanungan ko. Pasensya na po sa abala.

Situation:

I was driving the van of my gf's dad inside the subdivision where their home is located. Wala yung dad nya that time. We usually go for test driving in the area kasi wala namang masyadong tao and maluwag naman din ang kalsada. Nagrerefresh po ako ng driving and I dont have a license. I do know how to drive pero wala lang talaga akong time sa pagkuha ng license and I am not yet confident na kaya kong magdrive on the roads outside the subdivision.

One day, while driving on a straight road on 20-30kph eh may madadaanan na kaming intersection. We were driving on a secondary road, by the way. I sounded the horn 3 times before we arrive at the intersection. Pagdating namin sa intersection ay bigla na lang may dumaang sasakyan sa harap namin at bumangga kami. The car was overspeeding and probably travelling at 45-550kph. He was also driving on the wrong side of the road. I wasnt able to step on the break dahil bigla talaga syang sumulpot sa harap namin.

Both me and my gf sustain injuries and was rushed to the hospital.

Our van was totally wrecked and the other car was damaged sa kaliwang part ng hood.

A moment after the incident, dumating ang tatay ng gf ko at nakipag usap sa may ari ng sasakyan na nakatira sa malapit. Gustong tumawag ng pulis ng tatay ng gf ko pero pinigilan ng may ari. Naaawa daw sya sa akin kaya wag na daw tumawag ng pulis. Aregluhin na lang daw namin.

To make the long story short, nagdedemand ang may ari ng kotse na ipagawa daw namin ang sasakyan nya sa Service Center ng Hyundai at magprovide daw kami ng sasakyan or mag rent a car para sa mobilization nya habang sira pa ang sasakyan nya. Kung hindi daw namin gagawin yun, magsasampa daw sya ng kaso laban sakin.

Unemployed po ako at walang pera na lalagpas ng 20 thousand sa bangko. Liable pa po ako sa kotse ng dad ng gf ko na pilit pinapabayaran din sa akin.

Ang tanong ko po:

1. If ever na ihabla po niya ako, ano po ang mga pwedeng ikaso sa akin at ang mga magiging punishment nito? Maaari po ba akong makulong?

2. May laban po ba ako sa korte kung mapapatunayan ko po na may sala din ang driver ng kabilang panig dahil overspeeding or wrong lane sila?

3. May posibilidad pa po ba na maabswelto ako sa maaaring ikaso nila sa akin kahit na driving without license ako at involved sa aksidente?

Sana'y mabigyang linaw po ang mga katanungan ko.

Maraming salamat po.

JM

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tsi ming choi


Reclusion Perpetua
mondz wrote:

1. If ever na ihabla po niya ako, ano po ang mga pwedeng ikaso sa akin at ang mga magiging punishment nito? Maaari po ba akong makulong?

Reckless imprudence resulting to damage to property. Yup makulong BUT pwede man yan ma compromised, after all, insured yung vehicles, And at the same time both parties are at fault.

2. May laban po ba ako sa korte kung mapapatunayan ko po na may sala din ang driver ng kabilang panig dahil overspeeding or wrong lane sila?

Wag mo nang ilaban kasi pareho kayo are at fault, wala ka license at the time of incident, sya rin wala sa lane.



3. May posibilidad pa po ba na maabswelto ako sa maaaring ikaso nila sa akin kahit na driving without license ako at involved sa aksidente?

Better thing to do is to compromise, pagusapan na lang total may insurance man yung vehicles nyo.

Lastly, mahirap makipaglaban kung may mali ka rin. Its easier to prove na wala ka license than proving that the other party is driving outside his lane, lalo na na walang police report at the time of the incident.

Driving without license is a clear violation of law, talo ka even you are at the right place.

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LonelyHeiress


Arresto Menor
Your failure to obtain a driver’s license does not make you automatically negligent or at fault for a car accident. You must be shown to be careless or reckless before you can be held responsible for an accident. The mere fact that you were driving without valid license is not evidence of carelessness or recklessness.

It is common at an accident scene for one driver to be given a citation for driving without a license and the other driver to be given a citation for the traffic offense that caused the accident.

An unlicensed driver still can recover for damages and injuries from the driver at fault or his insurance company. In other words, your rights are not lost for driving without a license.

There are, of course, penalties for driving without a valid driver's license, whether or not you are involved in an accident.

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